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Osher Lifelong Learning Offers Jazz, Musical Performances and More

This fall, Cal State Fullerton's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers a series of free, public musical performances and a lecture series focused on the history of American music from Sept. 8 through Jan. 9.

Jazz Series at Florentine's Grill, features live music performances and a discussion about the history of the genre and a particular theme. Music is provided by Joe Lawton, Mike LeVan and the Docs. Children are welcome. The Saturday 12:30-2:30 p.m. programs are held at Florentine's Grill, 102. N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, 92832. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The schedule:

Sept. 12 – "Old Blue Eyes"
Oct. 3 – "Carmichael and Armstrong"
Nov. 7 – "Big Bands"
Dec. 12 – "Christmas and All That Jazz"
Jan. 9 – "Rodgers and Hart and Hammerstein"

At Cal State Fullerton, the Musical Performances series showcases the talents of musicians, vocalists and dancers within OLLI as well as members of University's School of Music. Performances are held 2:15-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays in the Ruby Gerontology Center's Mackey Auditorium, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831. Note special day and time for the Dec. 5 performance. The schedule:

Sept. 15 – OLLI Variety Show
Sept. 29 – CSUF Faculty/Student Performance
Oct. 13 – CSUF Faculty/Student Performance
Oct. 27 – OLLI Classical Meets Jazz Concert
Nov. 10 – CSUF Faculty/Student Performance
Dec. 1 – OLLI Annual Holiday Program
Dec. 5 – OLLI Holiday Magic Concert (3-5 p.m. Saturday program)

The Great American Songbook: The History of American Music lecture series focuses on the development of American music and composers of some of America's most popular songs. The noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday programs are slated for Sept. 8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 20, and Nov. 3 and 17 in Mackey Auditorium of CSUF's Ruby Gerontology Center, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831.

On-campus parking is $8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday. Parking is free after 5 p.m. Fridays and on weekends. Details are available online.

OLLI is a self-supporting University affiliate group of more than 1,700 retired and semiretired individuals dedicated the pursuit of lifelong learning. For more information about the organization, these and other OLLI programs visit the OLLI website.

Media Contacts:

OLLI, 657-278-2446
Kathy Pomykata, 657-278-5884

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